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I promised download links to the two Vividcon vids--hallo spaceboy and dangerous--when I returned from Chicago, but then I fell down the hole of trying to finish my Stucky Big Bang fic on time, so they never went up. For the, like, two people who want to download higher res files, you can find them both at my vids site now. The spaceboy DL is pretty large, but that was the lowest size I could get without completely losing quality, for some reason. (I think my site is not viewable on mobile devices and some other things make it hard to access; I don't know what or why, and I don't really have the knowledge to know how to fix it. If anyone might be interested in helping me figure out how to fix it so it's more accessible, I'd love to talk to you, maybe I could pay you in a vid or fic.)


Man, it's one thing to expect a fic to do poorly but it's another thing for it to bomb completely. I feel so sorry for my artist, throwing in with me. Anyone who collaborates with me, really; they could pick literally anyone else in fandom and get more recognition or responses on their work.


I've had some run-ins with truly wretched customer service and support lately, and I'm just…I never feel quite so alone and hopeless as I do when confronted with people who expect me to solve problems I'm not in any way capable of solving on my own/too disabled by my back to do/don't have tool or skill sets and are then just fed up or plain nasty at me for it. And I'd really rather not pay astronomical sums for the privilege of their help, but I'm kind of stuck, and they make you feel so small for being floored by what they want to make you pay.

I cannot find rumchata anywhere in this fucking town. But I did learn where to get an actual cruller in this fucking hipster donut infested asshole city, so that's one thing. (Seriously, if you ever think your city is infested with idiotic hipsters, come to Seattle or Portland and we'll quickly disabuse you of that notion. They're like termites or rodents of unusual size.)

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mackiemesser
Aug. 31st, 2016 04:35 am (UTC)
Argh, I'm sorry that you had such a cluster of bad. :(

Is this Apple tech support? They are pretty high on themselves, always were, but they're still techs in a call center; maybe there's another avenue to fix the problem?
gwyn_r
Aug. 31st, 2016 05:56 pm (UTC)
No, it's a couple of people, just household things and the ISP I have for my work web site and the vids site. Not that I think Apple is all that great.
mackiemesser
Sep. 1st, 2016 03:31 am (UTC)
Ah, that's too bad. :(
destina
Aug. 31st, 2016 05:00 am (UTC)
Dude, there are so many big bang stories that were posted all at once that all I can say is, maybe be patient...there's a lot of sorting through to do, there, for the average reader. A lot. They are all huge stories. I feel overwhelmed by sheer mass of words, and I *love* huge stories.
gwyn_r
Aug. 31st, 2016 06:04 pm (UTC)
Oh I know, it's just…between the creation-date shit where AO3's draft creation date is how it's sorted and it got dumped into the collection with the week-old listings, and then no RSS feed, it's disappeared. I think I told you at VVC I was expecting it to be unfavorably compared to another fic, and then the ending I wrote I was pretty sure people would hate, so…no surprises for me. I am just really heartsick because I put the artist as a co-creator so she could see kudos and comments, and instead all she's seen is two comments after over 1,000 hits, and I think that's got to be disappointing to her. She was kinda excited about seeing all the kudos and comments. Especially with the Sucky Library mods reneging on their promise to feature the fics on the "front page"--I don't see that changing in the future.
trepkos
Aug. 31st, 2016 07:33 am (UTC)
Thanks for the links!
machinistm
Aug. 31st, 2016 01:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks much for the links! <3

I have so many fics bookmarked for reading right now it will take months to clear them, and the bb works are all so much and so long, so perhaps just hang on in there? *hugs*
gwyn_r
Aug. 31st, 2016 06:08 pm (UTC)
I don't really think it'll change, to be honest--there's this insanely irritating shit that AO3 pulls where the creation date will affect a fic getting posted (it appeared in the middle of the Aug. 24 fics, which was days and days behind where people were probably reading), and then the RSS feeds won't pick it up…I'm just really heartsick for my artist, who I made a co-creator so she could see the kudos and comments. It's got to be so incredibly disappointing to her. I warned her I wasn't BNF enough to get people to come read it on my own, but I'd really hoped her incredible art might lure people in.
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